Sunday, February 21, 2016

Review : Identical

Identical By Ellen Hopkins

Genre: Young Adult, Poetry, Fiction, Contemporary, Abuse, Mental Illness, Romance
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Do twins begin in the womb?
Or in a better place?

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family -- on the surface. Behind the facade each sister has her own dark secret, and that's where their differences begin.

For Kaeleigh, she's the misplaced focus of Daddy's love, intended for a mother whose presence on the campaign trail means absence at home. All that Raeanne sees is Daddy playing a game of favorites -- and she is losing. If she has to lose, she will do it on her own terms, so she chooses drugs, alcohol, and sex.

Secrets like the ones the twins are harboring are not meant to be kept -- from each other or anyone else. Pretty soon it's obvious that neither sister can handle it alone, and one sister must step up to save the other, but the question is -- who?

Consider my mind blown.

Basicly this book is about twins, they have what seems to be the perfect family. Father a well-known judge and mother running for a place in congress. But what's behind closed doors is darker, both twins are very much alike with the looks but the secrets each one hold can be very destructive. As things seems to get worse someone has to finally take a stand or things will eventually fall apart.

This book was completely a show moving train wreck and I can honestly say that it was hard to read... Like I'm having a hard time writing this review thinking of all that went on. It's actually disturbing and heart breaking, but an overall really good book. When I first started this book I knew it was about twins and not much else didn't care to find out the rest. This isn't the first book that I've read by the author Ellen Hopkins. It was writing in a poetic style that seems to be all over the place that was kinda the appeal of this book that I figure this would be a quick light read and it turned out to be anything but. This isn't for the faint of heart and is definitely a trigger warning with sexual abuse. When it came to that ending I was blown away and hoped for a different ending but I'll take what I can get about it. Just wow, great book.

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